Alfred Sanzari Enterprises Appoints John Melville as General Manager of Glenpointe
Alfred Sanzari Enterprises, a preeminent family-owned and operated commercial and residential real estate firm, announces the appointment of John Melville to the role of General Manager of Glenpointe, one of New Jersey’s premier office destinations. Melville will oversee day-to-day management of Alfred Sanzari Enterprises’ flagship asset, a 50-acre all-in-one office and hospitality destination, comprised of over 650,000 square feet of premier Class A office space as well as three hotels, a 26,000-square-foot spa and fitness center, an on-site restaurant, a wine bar and a host of other amenities and services.
Joining Alfred Sanzari Enterprises’ executive leadership team, Melville will be tasked with managing day-to-day operations for the iconic campus, including overseeing maintenance, improvements, parking and tenant service. Melville will also work closely with Alfred Sanzari Enterprises’ leadership team in the execution of another multi-million-dollar capital improvement plan currently underway at the property, which will further activate common areas and continue to enhance the tenant experience. Capital improvements include furniture and design upgrades to common areas, the addition of a large outdoor courtyard, upgrades to the Glenpointe Spa & Fitness Center, new flooring for tenant outdoor terraces, and replacement of lighting throughout the campus.
"As we embark on an ambitious capital improvement strategy at Glenpointe designed around elevating the tenant experience, we knew that a key component would be bringing in a dedicated General Manager for the campus,” said Ryan Sanzari, COO at Alfred Sanzari Enterprises. “John’s attention to detail and commitment to high quality tenant service will add tremendous value and insight into the significant changes we’re making at the property to ensure Glenpointe continues to be the preferred office and hospitality destination for leading companies across the Tristate area.”
Melville brings a diverse background and proven track record as a real estate asset manager to the role of Glenpointe General Manager. Prior to joining Alfred Sanzari Enterprises, Melville served as Property Manager for Newmark Knight Frank leading daily operations of two suburban, institutional quality, Class A office buildings and oversaw the complete delivery and lease-up of a $1.8 billion midtown Manhattan mixed-use development including a new Marriott Edition Hotel. Previously, Melville served as Director of Tenant Management for Greystone Management Solutions, overseeing all areas of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Real Estate Department’s portfolio of approximately 4,000 leased spaces including small, mid-sized and large retail, restaurant and commercial tenants. Prior to that role, Melville served as Director of Construction Management for the MTA.
“What excites me most about this opportunity is the passion and dedication that the owners bring to ensuring that this flagship property remains a market leader. With millions of dollars in capital improvements underway and tenant engagement and experience services recently added, Glenpointe is driving the evolution of the modern workplace,” added Melville. “I am looking forward to leveraging my expertise to provide high quality tenant service to match the level of excellence expected at a property of this caliber."
Located only miles from New York City, Glenpointe features proximity to all local airports and major thoroughfares including the Garden State Parkway, Palisades Interstate Parkway and Routes 4 and 46. In addition to the 650,000 square feet of Class A office space and amenities, Glenpointe also boasts 700 hotel rooms in the attached Marriott at Glenpointe and the recently opened, dual-branded Hampton Inn & Suites and Homewood Suites at Glenpointe across the street. Recently, Alfred Sanzari Enterprises continues to make a number of strategic investments at the property including the addition of a dedicated leasing and management office and a build-out for The Pointe, a shared amenities and tenant engagement hub operated by Better Spaces. Remaining investments are slated to be completed in Q3 2019.
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About Alfred Sanzari Enterprises
Alfred Sanzari Enterprises is a preeminent family-owned and operated commercial and residential real estate firm with nearly 75 years of multi-generational development and management experience. Rooted in integrity and driven by innovation, Alfred Sanzari Enterprises is committed to responsible, modern development that enhances the communities in which they work. Alfred Sanzari Enterprises’ ownership structure and investment strategy allows unique flexibility in sourcing new projects while strengthening their ownership legacy of existing assets. Additional information on Alfred Sanzari Enterprises is available online at www.sanzari.com.